Elements

Author: Theodore Gray
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781603764056
Release Date: 2012-04-03
Genre: Science

The Elements has become an international sensation, with over one million copies in-print worldwide. The highly-anticipated paperback edition of The Elements is finally available. An eye-opening, original collection of gorgeous, never-before-seen photographic representations of the 118 elements in the periodic table. The elements are what we, and everything around us, are made of. But how many elements has anyone actually seen in pure, uncombined form? The Elements provides this rare opportunity. Based on seven years of research and photography, the pictures in this book make up the most complete, and visually arresting, representation available to the naked eye of every atom in the universe. Organized in order of appearance on the periodic table, each element is represented by a spread that includes a stunning, full-page, full-color photograph that most closely represents it in its purest form. For example, at -183°C, oxygen turns from a colorless gas to a beautiful pale blue liquid. Also included are fascinating facts, figures, and stories of the elements as well as data on the properties of each, including atomic weight, density, melting and boiling point, valence, electronegativity, and the year and location in which it was discovered. Several additional photographs show each element in slightly altered forms or as used in various practical ways. The element's position on the periodic table is pinpointed on a mini rendering of the table and an illustrated scale of the element's boiling and/or melting points appears on each page along with a density scale that runs along the bottom. Packed with interesting information, this combination of solid science and stunning artistic photographs is the perfect gift book for every sentient creature in the universe. Includes a tear-out poster of Theodore Gray's iconic Photographic Periodic Table!

The Elements

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Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 9781579128951
Release Date: 2012-04-03
Genre: Science

Presents photographic representations of the one hundred and eighteen elements in the period table, along with facts, figures and stories about each one.

The Elements

Author: Theodore W. Gray
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
ISBN: 9781579128142
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Science

Presents photographic representations of the one hundred and eighteen elements in the period table, along with facts, figures and stories about each one.

Molecules

Author: Theodore Gray
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 9781579129712
Release Date: 2014-10-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Provides an illustrated look at the chemical structures that compose every material in the world, from soaps and solvents to painkillers and sweeteners, featuring anecdotes about each item featured as well as diagrams of compounds.

Theodore Gray s Elements Vault

Author: Theodore Gray
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
ISBN: 1579128807
Release Date: 2011-11
Genre: Science

Presents facts, figures, and stories about the elements of the periodic table along with a variety of replicas of archival documents, vintage postcards, and advertisements in pockets.

Theodore Gray s Completely Mad Science

Author: Theodore Gray
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780316395090
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Genre: Science

The ultimate Theodore Gray collection, Theodore Gray's Completely Mad Science collects every one of Gray's dramatic, visually spectacular, and enlightening scientific experiments into one complete volume. Bestselling author Theodore Gray has spent more than a decade dreaming up, executing, photographing, and writing about extreme scientific experiments, which he then published between 2009 and 2014 in his monthly Popular Science column "Gray Matter." Previously published in book form by Black Dog in two separate volumes (Mad Science and Mad Science 2), these experiments, plus an additional 5, are available now in one complete book.Completely Mad Science is 432 pages of dazzling chemical demonstrations, illustrated in spectacular full-color photographs. Experiments include: Casting a model fish out of mercury (demonstrating how this element behaves very differently depending upon temperature); the famous Flaming Bacon Lance that can cut through steel (demonstrating the amount of energy contained in fatty foods like bacon); creating nylon thread out of pure liquid by combining molecules of hexamethylenediamine and sebacoyl chloride; making homemade ice cream using a fire extinguisher and a pillow case; powering your iPhone using 150 pennies and an apple, and many, many more. Theodore Gray is the author of The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe; Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything; Theo Gray's Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do at Home, But Probably Shouldn't; and Mad Science 2: Experiments You Can Do at Home, but Still Probably Shouldn't. He lives in Urbana, Illinois.

Skulls

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 9781579129125
Release Date: 2012-10-09
Genre: Nature

Shares photographs of a variety of skulls, including those of mammals, birds, and fish.

The Photographic Card Deck of the Elements

Author: Theodore Gray
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 9781603761987
Release Date: 2010-10-27
Genre: Science

A companion to the bestselling book The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe, this beautiful photographic card deck features all 118 elements in the periodic table. One element per card appears as a full-size image on the front and fascinating information about the element on the back. The Photographic Card Deck of The Elements is the most detailed, lush, and beautiful set of cards ever produced on the subject of the periodic table. With 126, 5"X5" cards in all, it includes one card for every one of the 118 elements, plus additional cards that explain the arrangement of the periodic table, present the elements sorted by various properties, and suggest activities and uses for the cards. The front side of each card shows a full-size, photographic image of the element, while the back gives scientific information including atomic weight, density, melting and boiling point, valence, and the percent of the element found in the universe, in the Earth's crust, in oceans, and in humans. Graphics show melting/boiling points, density, electron configuration, and atomic radius. A fascinating fact about the element, as well as the date of its discovery, is also included. The cards are perfect for students but also make an excellent gift for a scientist or anyone who enjoys the beauty and diversity of the natural world.

The Well Trained Mind A Guide to Classical Education at Home Fourth Edition

Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393253634
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Genre: Education

Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child’s education—by doing it yourself. The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child’s mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school “grammar stage,” when the building blocks of information are absorbed through memorization and rules; the middle school “logic stage,” in which the student begins to think more analytically; and the high-school “rhetoric stage,” where the student learns to write and speak with force and originality. Using this theory as your model, you’ll be able to instruct your child—whether full-time or as a supplement to classroom education—in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. Thousands of parents and teachers have already used the detailed book lists and methods described in The Well-Trained Mind to create a truly superior education for the children in their care. This extensively revised fourth edition contains completely updated curricula and book lists, links to an entirely new set of online resources, new material on teaching children with learning challenges, cutting-edge math and sciences recommendations, answers to common questions about home education, and advice on practical matters such as standardized testing, working with your local school board, designing a high-school program, preparing transcripts, and applying to colleges. You do have control over what and how your child learns. The Well-Trained Mind will give you the tools you’ll need to teach your child with confidence and success.

The Lost Elements

Author: Marco Fontani
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199383344
Release Date: 2014-10-13
Genre: Science

In the mid-nineteenth century, chemists came to the conclusion that elements should be organized by their atomic weights. However, the atomic weights of various elements were calculated erroneously, and chemists also observed some anomalies in the properties of other elements. Over time, it became clear that the periodic table as currently comprised contained gaps, missing elements that had yet to be discovered. A rush to discover these missing pieces followed, and a seemingly endless amount of elemental discoveries were proclaimed and brought into laboratories. It wasn't until the discovery of the atomic number in 1913 that chemists were able to begin making sense of what did and what did not belong on the periodic table, but even then, the discovery of radioactivity convoluted the definition of an element further. Throughout its formation, the periodic table has seen false entries, good-faith errors, retractions, and dead ends; in fact, there have been more elemental discoveries" that have proven false than there are current elements on the table. The Lost Elements: The Shadow Side of Discovery collects the most notable of these instances, stretching from the nineteenth century to the present. The book tells the story of how scientists have come to understand elements, by discussing the failed theories and false discoveries that shaped the path of scientific progress. Chapters range from early chemists' stubborn refusal to disregard alchemy as legitimate practice, to the effects of the atomic number on discovery, to the switch in influence from chemists to physicists, as elements began to be artificially created in the twentieth century. Along the way, Fontani, Costa, and Orna introduce us to the key figures in the development of the periodic table as we know it. And we learn, in the end, that this development was shaped by errors and gaffs as much as by correct assumptions and scientific conclusions."

Best STEM Resources for NextGen Scientists The Essential Selection and User s Guide

Author: Jennifer L. Hopwood
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610697224
Release Date: 2015-06-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Intended to support the national initiative to strengthen learning in areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, this book helps librarians who work with youth in school and public libraries to build better collections and more effectively use these collections through readers' advisory and programming. • Introduces more than 500 STEM resource suggestions for toddlers to young adults • Highlights more than 25 detailed library program or activity suggestions to be paired with STEM book titles • Provides resource suggestions for professional development • Contains bonus sections on STEM-related graphic novels, apps, and other media

The Elements Notebooks

Author: Theodore Gray
Publisher: RP Studio
ISBN: 0762494301
Release Date: 2019-04-09
Genre: Science

The beautiful, vivid imagery of Theodore Gray's The Elements now graces this irresistible set of 3 paper-bound notebooks, perfect for students and science enthusiasts of all ages. Each of the 3 notebooks in this set features a different stunning image of an element of the periodic table on its cover, drawn from the iconic photographs found in The Elements. These three elements--Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Carbon--are the most essential and life-sustaining atoms in the universe. Their imagery is sure to inspire you to organize the daily chaos sustained in your own life. Approach everything from grocery lists and packing lists, to homework assignments, daydreams, doodles, and all those dreadful To-Do's with a renewed sense of order and awe for the world around you. This set includes: 3 saddle stitched 48-page notebooks. Ivory woodfree paper. Matte varnish covers. Packaged together with a belly band.

Theodore Gray s My First Elements

Author: Theodore Gray
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 9780762494927
Release Date: 2019-04-23
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Introduce Baby to the wonderful, colorful elements that make up his or her world! This board book for babies, ages 6 months to 3 years, features big, bold, and bright photography from Theodore Gray's bestselling adult book The Elements, paired with delightful, baby-friendly text. My First Elements includes 10 elements, one per spread. Each spread features a big photograph of the element on one page, such as an iron horseshoe or nugget of gold. The opposite page shows photographs of the places in baby's world where the element is found from balloons for helium to a swimming pool for chlorine to seaweed for iodine.

The Basics of Electronics

Author: Christopher Cooper
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781477777572
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Modern life makes extensive use of electronics. On a daily basis, we use smartphones, computers, and TVs in the home and robots in industry and commerce. This title outlines the development of electronics, from early vacuum tubes to today’s microchips. It explains how semiconductors work at the atomic level and how they are made into solid-state devices essential for the Internet and other applications. A biographical chapter on J. J. Thomson, who discovered the electron (the key to electronics), rounds out the text. Science projects readers can try at home illustrate principles of physics.

The Basics of Electric Charges

Author: John O. E. Clark
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781477777695
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Electricity might seem like a modern convenience that provides us with light, heat, communications, and power, but readers will learn about the history of electricity, from its ancient discovery to the present. The text includes a full chapter extolling the important contributions by the one and only Benjamin Franklin and a handy timeline for visual reinforcement. In this instructive volume, readers learn how electricity is produced, whether it’s simple static electricity, bolts of lightning, or the movement of ions. Step-by-step projects give readers the chance to see new concepts in action.